Monday, February 4, 2013

Drop Cloth Wreath

A lot of the time when I make a wreath it takes me a long time.  Like sometimes so long that I lose interest and never finish. 
A few months ago I made a really awesome books page wreath (I'll share soon; with Christmas posts taking precedence and other projects around the house in January it never made to the blog, but since it is now hung in our bedroom and I think we have a minor chair crisis all situated, be on the lookout!)  Anyway, the reason I mentioned that wreath was that the directions I found said that it would only take about an hour to complete.  I kid you not I spent at least 10 hours on it. Sigh.

I do love a good wreath though and really wanted one for this corner of our living room so I thought I would give it another shot. And I'm pleased to say that this drop cloth wreath was made in about half the time of the aforementioned book page wreath, which I thought was pretty reasonable. It's no hour, but whatever.

All I had to do was make a square template (about 3 inches) out of cardstock so I could cut the scrap drop cloth into uniformly sized shapes. I twisted each square into an ice cream cone shape and secured with hot glue. I folded the tip of the cone and secured with more glue to my wreath form (just a piece of cardboard that I traced two plates on and cut out.  To cover the edges, I just glued the tip of the cone to the back of the wreath.  One tip I have is to placed a dab of glue about 2/3rds of the way up the fabric cone and press it onto the cone next to it for support.
Just a simple and neutral corner.  The ironstone bowl and terracotta pot were previously on our coffee table filled with vintage ornaments.  We've had that lamp for probably close to 15 years, but I recently updated it with a new, fringe-free, non-Victorian looking shade and it made all the difference. And, I love the owls sitting on the shelf!

One final close up of the wreath. What do you think? I really like the fullness and the texture of it. The uses for drop cloths are pretty much endless.


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  1. What a lovely simple wreath, full of texture! I'm with Martina here, I love the entire corner :)

  2. I love makng wreaths! This one is pretty and has great texture! And you have the perfect spot for it!

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  4. It's very pretty! I like your new blog design too!

  5. Really a neat wreath Angela, I can't remember how long it took me to make my coffee filter wreath...hours and hours I do know!
    I love the corner with it and the owls!

  6. I love it...I love how full it is and how well it goes with the rest of your decor.

  7. Very cute!! I love using drop cloths for creative projects...I posted a drop cloth project on my blog today. I love that you used cardboard for the back, very resourceful. :) I want to make one for my home, one can never have to many wreaths. Great post and tutorial! Visiting from Skip to my lou

  8. Love this wreath! It looks so rustic and natural. Just lovely!

  9. It turned out great! That's a wonderful wreath & I think it will be very versatile too, should you want to use it in other rooms after awhile.

  10. I love this wreath, it turned out great. Love the whole vignette actually.


  11. That's a beautiful wreath, you did a very nice job on it.

  12. Now that is cool! I will pinning this :). Beautiful!

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  14. great idea! Come link up at centerpiece wed and share this idea.

  15. Love your drop cloth wreath. Glad to find you on THT.

  16. Such a lovely wreath! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day.
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  17. This is great vi like the drop cloth instead of book pages. It's a nice textural change.

  18. I love it! Your work is so inspiring! Greetings from Poland ;)

  19. This is beautiful! Projects most of the time take longer than one would think - especially when you want to do a good job. Your wreath looks marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Angela, What a beautiful wreath! I love that you used a drop cloth and it turned out so pretty where you put it. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.



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